A toddler has died after being hit by a car in the driveway of a Whitsunday’s home yesterday afternoon.
The 18-month-old boy is believed to have been playing near the gutter of his Cannonvale home around 3.00pm when he was struck by a car reversing out of the driveway.
The vehicle containing two men left the scene, unaware that they had hit the child, but returned a short time later.
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The driver, a 35-year-old Cannonvale man, is assisting police with inquiries.
The toddler was taken to the Proserpine Hospital in a critical condition but died a short time later.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.